January 26, 2018 in In The News

The Register: Linux Foundation puts all its networking eggs in one basket

The Linux Foundation has decided the time is right for one administrative structure to cover all of its networking efforts, so has created the “LF Networking Fund ” to oversee…
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January 26, 2018 in In The News

Telecom TV: The Linux Foundation creates horizontal umbrella for key open source projects

Hot on the heels of Verizon’s joining the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), a membership it shares with arch-rival AT&T, the Linux Foundation has announced the details of a major…
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January 25, 2018 in In The News

TechTarget: Open source networking projects unite under Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation created an umbrella platform, the LF Networking Fund, to promote cross-project collaboration among open source networking projects under its wing. Read more at TechTarget.
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January 25, 2018 in In The News

Fierce Telecom: Linux Foundation introduces the LF Networking Fund, harmonizes​ open source, open standards

The Linux Foundation is taking the first step to bring some commonality across its myriad network efforts by creating the LF Networking Fund (LFN). By creating a combined administrative structure,…
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January 25, 2018 in In The News

Computer World: Linux Foundation launches networking initiative

The Linux Foundation has launched a new effort to promote collaboration between open source networking projects. The foundation this week unveiled the LF Networking Fund, which Arpit Joshipura described as…
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January 23, 2018 in In The News

SDxCentral: Linux Foundation Combines 6 Networking Projects Into 1

Six Linux Foundation open source networking projects are combining into one new project known as the LF Networking Fund (LFN). The six initial projects are ONAP, OPNFV, OpenDaylight, FD.io, PDNA, and SNAS. Read more at SDxCentral.
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January 23, 2018 in In The News

Light Reading: Linux Foundation Re-Orgs to Simplify Open Source Networking

The Linux Foundation is restructuring its operations to better coordinate the activities of multiple open source networking projects that impact the telecom space, including OPNFV, ONAP and OpenDaylight. Read more…
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December 21, 2017 in In The News

FierceTelecom: ONAP Prepares for Beijing Release, Sets Focus on Applications, Operations

With its Amsterdam release behind them, ONAP is focused on preparing for the Beijing platform—the second release in its ongoing series of specifications.  Set to be released next summer, Beijing…
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December 21, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: ONAP Shifts Focus to Platform, Functions

The next release of ONAP software will focus on making the overall platform more mature and developing functional requirements that can support multiple end-to-end use cases, says one individual involved…
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December 15, 2017 in In The News

RCR Wireless: Bell Becomes First Operator to Launch ONAP in Production

Canadian telecommunications company Bell announced it has become the first company to launch an open source version of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) in production. The announcement was noted…
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December 15, 2017 in In The News

SDxCentral: Bell Canada First to Deploy Open Source ONAP in Production

Canadian communications provider Bell is the first organization to deploy an open source version of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) in a production environment. The milestone was noted in…
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December 15, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: Bell Canada Pioneers Production ONAP

Bell Canada's move to be the first company bringing open-source ONAP code into production is the result of a year-long challenge the company set for itself to make its dev-ops…
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December 15, 2017 in In The News

FierceTelecom: Bell Canada Says Open Source ONAP Adds Modularity, Flexibility to Its Network

Bell Canada has become one of the first service providers to deploy Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), focusing its initial attention on automating its data center tenant network provisioning process.…
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December 1, 2017 in In The News

SearchSDN: New ONAP Architecture Provides Network Automation Platform

Eight months after its inception, the Open Network Automation Platform project released its first code, dubbed Amsterdam. The ONAP architecture is a combination of two former open source projects --…
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December 1, 2017 in In The News

Transforming Network Infrastructure: ONAP Goes to Amsterdam

The Open Network Automation Platform Project has come out with its first deliverable since it was created by the merger of ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project, or OPEN-O. That…
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December 1, 2017 in In The News

Enterprise Networking Planet: Linux Foundation’s Open Network Automation Platform Issues Debut Amsterdam Release

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) is out with is first real release, dubbed Amsterdam. ONAP was first formed by the Linux Foundation in February 2017 as a consolidation of the AT&T-led…
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December 1, 2017 in In The News

FierceTelecom: AT&T Says ONAP Amsterdam Release will Solidify Gaps, Enhance Vendor Interoperability

AT&T is keen on taking advantage of ONAP’s new Amsterdam release, saying it will give the telco several new benefits to streamline service creation and delivery for its wireline and…
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December 1, 2017 in In The News

TelecomTV: Linux Foundation Publishes Amsterdam, the First Code Release for ONAP

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) has announced the availability of its first platform release, called Amsterdam, which delivers a unified architecture for end-to-end, closed-loop network automation. The open source…
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December 1, 2017 in In The News

VanillaPlus: ONAP Will Promote Open Source Ecosystem Building and Accelerate Operational Transformation, Says Huawei

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) community recently announced the availability of its first platform release, ONAP “Amsterdam.” This release delivers a unified architecture for end-to-end, closed-loop network automation and creates a…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

PacketPushers: ONAP Amsterdam: An Open Platform For Network Automation

The Open Network Automation Platform, a Linux Foundation project, has released ONAP Amsterdam, an open-source platform to enable network automation for carriers and service providers. ONAP Amsterdam includes open-source software for orchestration…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

Telecoms: ONAP Sparks up Its First Release – Amsterdam

Such is the mind-boggling complexity of virtualizing and automating networks that open source collaboration is widely considered to be the most effective way of doing so in an interoperable way. ONAP claims…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

SmarterMSP: ONAP Promises to Transform Deliver

ONAP, a framework that’s being spearheaded by The Linux Foundation and promises to transform how network and cloud services are delivered, was made generally available yesterday. The Amsterdam release of the…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

RCR Wireless News: Network Automation Standards are Emerging with ONAP Amsterdam Release

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) announced the release of ONAP Amsterdam, a unified architecture for closed-loop, end-to-end network automation. The purpose of the platform is to decrease costs​ ​and​…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

Wireless Week: ONAP Unveils First Release Amsterdam

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project has unveiled its first platform release, ONAP Amsterdam, to help service providers with ongoing efforts to virtualize their networks. Amsterdam aims to deliver…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

CED Magazine: ONAP Advances Automated Virtualization Efforts with Amsterdam Release

As service providers continue efforts to virtualize their networks, the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project has unveiled its first platform release, ONAP Amsterdam, which aims to deliver a unified…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

Mobile Europe: ONAP Hails Completion of Its First Project, Amsterdam

Dubbed Amsterdam, the platform is the first completed work since the separate open source virtualisation projects OpenECOMP and Open-O combined earlier this year. ONAP said Amsterdam merged the work of…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

Mobile World Live: Amsterdam gets ONAP Ball Rolling

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project unveiled its first release, a unified architecture for closed-loop network automation designed to enable tier-one operators to rapidly deploy new services. In an…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

Telco Transformation: ONAP Unchained With Amsterdam Software Release

There are two things The Linux Foundation's Arpit Joshipura very much wants you to know about ONAP: It's a platform, not a product, and there are real-world deployments of it…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

DatacenterDynamics: Open Network Automation Platform Sees First Release

The recently established Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project has marked the first official release of its open source code, written in collaboration with major network operators. The release codenamed…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

SDxCentral: ONAP Rolls Out Amsterdam Release

Less than nine months after AT&T and the Linux Foundation merged their open source projects to become the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), the group today rolled out its first code release, Amsterdam. The highly anticipated…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

Telecompaper: ONAP Delivers Amsterdam Release, Sets Standard for Network Service Automation

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project announced the availability of its first platform release, ONAP "Amsterdam," which delivers a unified architecture for closed-loop network automation. The Amsterdam release provides a…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: Ambitious Amsterdam Makes ONAP’s Case

ONAP today rolled out its much-anticipated first software release, dubbed Amsterdam, promising a unified architecture for network automation, modules of which can -- and are -- being used immediately by…
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November 22, 2017 in In The News

FierceTelecom: ONAP Amsterdam Release Furthers Automated Virtualization Trend

ONAP has taken another step forward as a key enabler for service providers virtualizing their networks with its first platform release, ONAP Amsterdam, focusing on a unified​ ​architecture​ ​for​ ​closed-loop​ ​network​…
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November 17, 2017 in In The News

RCR Wireless: International Connectivity Key to Amdocs Intercarrier Service Orchestration Solution

Amdocs, a software and services provider to communications and media companies, rolled out a new intercarrier service orchestration solution, which enables Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to automate traffic scaling across…
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November 17, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: Monetizing ONAP, the Amdocs Way

As the debate about how ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform) might be interpreted and used by network operators, Amdocs is providing an early example of ONAP in action and showing…
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November 17, 2017 in In The News

SDxCentral: AT&T Makes its SD-WAN ‘Dynamic’

ORLANDO, Florida – At this week’s MEF17 event in Orlando, Fla., Josh Goodell, vice president for intelligent edge at AT&T, said the carrier was set to launch a dynamic version of its…
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November 17, 2017 in In The News

FierceTelecom: Linux Foundation’s Joshipura says ONAP is now the de facto open networking platform

ORLANDO--Since ECOMP and Open O merged earlier this year to create Open Networking Automation Platform (ONAP), the Linux Foundation is seeing membership and interest continue to accelerate to automate more…
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November 17, 2017 in In The News

SDxCentral: AT&T, Orange, and Partners Shrink the World Using MEF LSO, ONAP

ORLANDO, Fla. — AT&T, Orange, and a handful of technology partners are attempting to shrink the world by using inter-provider application programming interfaces (APIs) to provision Ethernet services. The companies demonstrated a proof…
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November 10, 2017 in In The News

SDxCentral: AT&T’s Fuetsch Hints at Upcoming White Box and ONAP Plans

DALLAS – AT&T plans to provide more details in the coming weeks on its white box and ONAP plans that are part of its broader network virtualization initiative. Speaking at the recent…
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November 10, 2017 in In The News

SDxCentral: AT&T Wields Disproportionate Influence in ONAP, But Everyone’s OK With It

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) open source group is presumably putting the finishing touches on its first code release — Amsterdam. The group has said it will release Amsterdam before the end…
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November 10, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: ONAP Strikes Back, Saying Critics Are Misinformed

It's been a rough week for ONAP, public relations-wise. First my colleague Iain Morris reported on something of a groundswell of negativity about the open source MANO project, much of…
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November 3, 2017 in In The News

Huffington Post: Politics Is Disconnected From Coming Changes to Our Connected World

Washington politics has been stuck in a cul-de-sac of debates over health care, immigration and taxes for years. Meanwhile the tools and networks that power our economy and connect our…
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November 3, 2017 in In The News

SDxCentral: AT&T Tackles Artificial Intelligence with open Source Acumos Project

DALLAS – AT&T and Tech Mahindra are developing an open source artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning platform that will be hosted within the Linux Foundation. The Acumos Project is expected to be launched early…
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November 3, 2017 in In The News

Vanilla Plus: ZTEsoft Joins ONAP for Collaborative Transformation of the Service Delivery Lifecycle and SDN/NFV

ZTEsoft has joined the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project. More than 50 global service providers and technology leaders are co-operating to expand the global community and further the ONAP vision for collaborative…
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October 20, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: What Does Automation Mean to You?

With its promise of greater efficiencies and agility, automation is driving many network operator strategies these days -- that much is evident from quantifiable industry research and from the very…
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October 13, 2017 in In The News

IT Business Edge: MEF, ONAP Collaborate to Make Virtualization Work Across Discrete Networks

Carriers and service providers are working very hard to implement complex virtualized schemes across their networks. That’s a big part of the game, but not the entire challenge. Another important…
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October 13, 2017 in In The News

Telco Transformation: MEF & ONAP Strike Up Collaboration Effort

The telco industry has long clamored for more cooperation between open source communities and standard development organizations, so today's announcement that MEF and ONAP had agreed to collaborate on end-to-end…
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October 13, 2017 in In The News

Wireless Week: ONAP Collaborates with MEF on Open Source Efforts, Reaches ‘Tipping Point’ in Subscribers Participating

Open source community leader ONAP is teaming up with standards body MEF to further harmonize open source efforts ahead of 5G. Arpit Joshipura, GM of Networking and Orchestration at the…
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October 13, 2017 in In The News

TeleCompetitor: AT&T ECOMP Helps Lay Foundations for MEF-Linux Foundation Agreement Targeting Service Orchestration

AT&T’s open source ECOMP initiative, which aims to bring a higher level of standardization to the automation of communications service creation and turn-up, is having a broad industry impact, as…
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October 13, 2017 in In The News

FierceTelecom: MEF, ONAP Develop Pact for Open Network-Based Orchestrated Services

MEF and the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), a Linux Foundation project, have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish service orchestration for service providers interconnecting diverse networks and technologies.…
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October 13, 2017 in In The News

TechTarget: MEF Releases Sonata and Presto APIs, Partners with ONAP

MEF published the Sonata and Presto APIs and said it would work together with the Open Network Automation Platform to determine how automation and orchestration can be managed in software-based…
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October 13, 2017 in In The News

SDxCentral: ONAP and MEF Join Each Others’ Groups Collaborate on LSO

MEF and the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) are officially working together, the organizations announced today at the SDN and NFV World Congress. MEF has joined ONAP as an associate member.…
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September 12, 2017 in In The News

SDxCentral: Amdocs Brings an NFV Software Package Based on ONAP

Amdocs is wasting no time introducing service creation capabilities for virtual network functions (VNFs) based on the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP). Today, Amdocs announced its new NFV Powered by ONAP…
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September 11, 2017 in In The News

Fierce Wireless: Vodafone Group joins ONAP, ready to drive initiative

As promised, carrier membership in the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project is growing, with Vodafone Group being the latest operator to join as a Platinum member. The announcement was…
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July 24, 2017 in In The News

Fierce Wireless: AT&T confident in ONAP’s ability to attract more operators

AT&T is so confident in Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), an operating system for automating virtual network functions, that it believes more players will jump on board to support it…
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July 14, 2017 in In The News

Webinar: ONAP Poised to Transform Industry

Earlier this year, the Linux Foundation announced that it was merging open source ECOMP with OPEN-O to create a powerful automation platform for telcos' NFV and SDN networks. During this…
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July 10, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: AT&T Confidence Builds on ONAP Adoption

AT&T's announcement of its $200 million commitment to a venture capital fund backing tech startups grabbed some headlines last week, but on closer inspection, this is practically business as usual…
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July 6, 2017 in In The News

PE Hub: AT&T commits up to $200 mln for venture fund

AT&T and venture firm Coral Group have teamed up to launch a venture fund that will invest in startups that run on the Open Network Automation Platform. AT&T has committed to providing up…
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July 6, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: Windstream Formally Embraces Open Source

Windstream is dipping its toe into the open source waters, joining the Open Network Automation Project (ONAP), its first active engagement in open source. (See Windstream Joins ONAP.) The announcement could…
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July 6, 2017 in In The News

Fierce Telecom: Windstream’s entry into ONAP reflects telco’s ongoing SDN migration

Windstream has joined the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project, signaling the telco’s desire to set the stage to implement software-defined networking and network functions virtualization across its network architecture.…
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July 6, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: Big Names Board the ONAP Express

More big networking industry names, including Juniper, PCCW and Red Hat, have stuck their flags in the ONAP (Open Network Automation Platform) ground and come out in support of the…
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May 25, 2017 in In The News, Uncategorized

Fierce Telecom: AT&T’s Donovan defends operator’s embrace of open source software

AT&T’s John Donovan said that the operator’s move toward open source software will allow it to more quickly develop new products and react to changing market conditions. “It really doesn’t…
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May 9, 2017 in In The News

Fierce Telecom: AT&T says more vendors are embracing the software-centric network approach

As AT&T continues to ramp up its network virtualization efforts, the service provider is seeing its vendor partners embracing the software-centric model. Having spent decades developing hardware solutions for their…
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May 3, 2017 in In The News

Mobile Europe:Telcos unite to underpin China Mobile NFV tests

The Open NFV Testlab will use Enea's commercial NFV Core platform and Cavium's ARM-based ThunderX workload data centre server processors. The operator's Testlab will host the platform as it looks…
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May 3, 2017 in In The News

Telco Transformation: Huawei’s Chiosi Shares Views on ONAP, MANO & More

Margaret Chiosi, vice president of Open Ecosystems in the US with Huawei, has been at the center of the telecom transformation since day one -- as one of the authors…
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May 1, 2017 in In The News

Converge! Network Digest: Introducing ONAP – the Open Network Automation Platform

Presenters in this video include: Chris Rice, Senior VP of AT&T Labs;  Arpit Joshipura, General Manager for Network & Orchestration at The Linux Foundation; Madam Yang, Deputy General Manager of…
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April 27, 2017 in In The News

Telco Transformation: AT&T’s Chris Rice on ONAP’s Key Challenge

In his many presentations on ECOMP, leading up to its introduction into open source and its merger with OPEN-O into the ONAP, AT&T's Chris Rice often cited the need for…
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April 26, 2017 in In The News

Converge! Network Digest: Coriant Backs ONAP Project

Coriant announced its support for the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project to help accelerate industry adoption of standards-based Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) capabilities that…
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April 25, 2017 in In The News

Enterprise Networking Planet: Cisco Facing a Maturing Open Network Environment

Open networking has been on a roll lately as large operators warm up to the idea of reducing hardware to white box infrastructure while architecting all of the tricky stuff…
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April 23, 2017 in In The News

Converge! Network Digest: The Open Network Automation Platform looks like a turning point for telecom architecture

The biggest news out of the recentOpen Networking Summit in Silicon Valley is that the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project, which unites AT&T's open source ECOMP and the Open…
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April 21, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: China’s Telcos Eye Life after 4G

At this rate, it will not be long before China Mobile's biggest problem is the shortage of customers not using 4G services. Yet again, the Chinese mobile giant has reported…
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April 11, 2017 in In The News

Capacity Media: Reliance Jio joins open networking project as focus moves to cloud

Indian operator Reliance Jio has become a member of the Linux Foundation’s open source project, joining operators such as AT&T, Bell Canada and Orange that are working towards cloud operation.…
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April 11, 2017 in In The News

Global Telecoms Business: Jio joins Onap open networking project

Indian operator Reliance Jio has become a member of the Linux Foundation’s open source project, joining operators such as AT&T, Bell Canada and Orange that are working towards cloud operation.…
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April 10, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: Indigo: A new shade of AT&T

Perhaps more so than other major events, this one has become something of a measuring stick of the industry's progress on a couple of key things -- adoption of virtualization…
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April 7, 2017 in In The News

Telco Transformation: China Mobile Ramps Up With ONAP

ONAP took a final curtain call at the Open Networking Summit Thursday morning when AT&T's Chris Rice and Yang Zhiqiang, the deputy general manager of the China Mobile Research Institute,…
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April 6, 2017 in In The News

Fierce Telecom: AT&T’s Rice: ONAP will help the industry take advantage of ECOMP and Open-O

AT&T says this week’s release of the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) code into open source is a call to action for SDN developers to take an active role in the…
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April 6, 2017 in In The News

eWeek: Open Networking Takes Next Steps Up the Stack

As networking makes its inexorable move toward cloud native models and development, participants here at this week's Open Networking Summit made several key announcements toward that end.
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April 6, 2017 in In The News

SDX Central: How ONAP Will Merge Millions of Lines of Code from ECOMP and Open-O

How long does it take to merge eight million lines of code from AT&T’s ECOMP framework with the code from the Open-O project, which is also very large? Now that…
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April 5, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: Ciena Jumps on ONAP Bandwagon

Ciena is the next company to join ONAP, bringing its Blue Planet experience to that open source project, the company will announce today. That makes at least three new members…
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April 5, 2017 in In The News

SDX Central: AT&T Runs Open Source White Box Switch in its Live Network

At the Open Networking Summit (ONS) this week, AT&T executives talked about a live field trial the company conducted in late March with multiple suppliers where it tested an open…
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April 5, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: ONAP Makes Splashy ONS Debut

This event has proven to be a major coming out party for ONAP, the newly converged open source MANO organization, with a steady drip of news and podium tributes, capped…
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April 5, 2017 in In The News

RCR Wireless: ONAP Project moves on code release; names new members, directors

SVP of AT&T Labs Chris Rice named chair of ONAP Project just weeks after its formation out of The Linux Foundation; releases code in bid for collaboration. Mere weeks after…
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April 5, 2017 in In The News

Enterprise Networking Planet : ONAP Releases First Project Code from Open-Source Networking Effort

Just over a month ago, the Linux Foundation announced the merger of the ECMOP and Open-O projects to form the new Open Network Automation Project (ONAP). At the ONS 2017…
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April 3, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: Reliance Jio joins ONAP

The Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) Project today announced that Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited (Jio) has joined as a Platinum member. The addition of Jio, a top telecommunications, digital platform…
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February 23, 2017 in In The News

Light Reading: MANO Marriage: ECOMP, Open-O Converge as ONAP

OPEN-O and ECOMP, two significant open source MANO efforts, are merging into a single entity under the Linux Foundation banner. The new group, Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP), will include…
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